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Happy Fourth Of July

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I want to wish everyone a Very Safe And Happy Fourth Of July!  Light up those skies and remind us how lucky we are to live in the United States Of America!

Let’s remember all those brave souls who fought in the American Revolution; who made the ultimate sacrifice to make our country The Land Of The Brave And The Home Of The Free!

And, let us not forget to give a special salute to all our brave military soldiers home and abroad for their service and to thank them for helping to keep this country free from tyranny.  Let us remember the heroes we have lost in that fight with respect, love and gratitude.

Have a great holiday, everyone!

A special Happy Fourth goes out to a great blogger and fellow BE For Peace Member – Be Beautiful And Dance.  Check out the site, it’s great!

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Let Us Not Forget

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I come from a military family.  My father was a Marine and served in the Phillipines during World War II.  My oldest brother was a Marine and served two tours in Vietnam.  My other brother was in the Army and served one tour in Vietnam. Luckily, all returned to the States with their lives and all their limbs.

However, my brother’s return home from the war was much different than the triumphant return of World War II veterans.  They were met by loved ones and friends at the airport.  They were also met by protesters holding up signs reading “Murderers” and “Baby Killers.”  They were confused; they had been overseas and had no idea of the turmoil that the United States was going through.

They received no thanks from their countrymen; they were shunned, ridiculed and labeled as “Killers.”  They found their country had turned their backs on them and had forgotten that the Veterans of the Vietnam War were sons and daughters, sent overseas, to fight for our country, just as many had before them.

It was a sad time.  It was a shameful time.  It was a time that I hope I never live to see again.

Thankfully, those times ended and now the Vietnam War Veterans are recognized for the heroes they are.  They fought in one of the most horrific conflicts of our time and they have finally been recognized for their bravery and their service.

So, today, we pay our respects to All our fallen heroes and for those who served so valiantly when called upon by their government and their fellow Americans.

Thank you for your service..no matter where you served.

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